An Urgent Need for Centralized Software
Most companies do not have adequate systems in place to meet current and future needs for Sustainability Performance and Environmental Compliance management. Manual, unlinked, and disparate systems (such as spreadsheets, niche internally-built tools, and customized ERP systems) are expensive, difficult to use, and do not provide real-time nor comprehensive information in an easy-to-analyze format. Creating reports for internal and external use is also a time-consuming and inaccurate process. In marked contrast, EMIS products are more cost-effective and provide comprehensive, meaningful, and real-time information that enables users to quickly analyze their processes and make better management decisions.
EMIS Sustainability Solution
EMIS software enables sustainability performance for large and medium-sized companies in a wide range of industries to help them better measure and manage air emissions, incidents, and a variety of other key environmental data. EMIS systems provide early indicators of problems which if not addressed can lead to major issues such as accidents, production downtime, and regulatory violations; it also allows companies to meet the increasingly restrictive and onerous environmental compliance regulations. Today, successfully managing these issues is of paramount importance in maintaining financial health and building market share.
EMIS platforms can be implemented to provide real-time operational use by hundreds of users enterprise-wide. The systems are typically easy-to-use, modularly flexible, and priced at an attractive entry point. They can collect and process a wide range of data, while dashboards provide valuable information in one central knowledge database for a host of decision making processes. For example, the platform can seamlessly integrate with continuous emissions management systems (CEMS) to track and report on air emissions, including greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and criteria pollutants. EMIS platforms also:
- Allow users at various levels in the organizational hierarchy to visualize sustainability data, dynamically and proactively analyze results, and make better decisions
- Help to manage the day-to-day activities associated with data collection, such as mobile inspections, audits, and task tracking
- Alert management to immediate issues before they result in major risks or liabilities
- Guide users through the process of solving issues
- Utilize very intuitive, self-configuration tools that are key in driving user adoption and minimizing ongoing services costs
Central Web-based System vs. Spreadsheets
Enhancing Productivity Creates More Time to Work Strategically
The goal is to free up your environmental and operational staff from administrative functions so they can focus on more strategic, value-adding activities, such as improving policies and procedures that decrease overall corporate risk. The following points are general examples of key operational and strategic savings, which clients can expect as a result of using a centralized EMIS system:
- More efficient use of existing human resources decreases the need for new hires
- Greater data accountability at the site level eliminates time wasted by corporate environmental staff following up on missing data or incomplete tasks that can lead to violations and fines
- More efficient data archiving and retrieval eliminates time wasted searching for records
- Decreased energy and resource costs through reduced electricity and water consumption
- Lower travel costs as staff is able to review site-level reports and records online
- Higher production output due to more accurate environmental data
- Reduced time to create status reports and prepare for audits
- Better / faster decisions and associated actions
Overall productivity savings of a typical mid-sized software deployment, including a broad set of modules, can be significant—potentially over $1 million/year. An ROI model allows clients to estimate savings related to various tactical activities. T3 can apply an automated ROI model to the client’s specific scenario and produce a detailed ROI analysis for clients. This ROI is useful as a key business justification for EMIS.